Family Research

Do you have a loved one who rests in Historic Evergreen Cemetery?

If so, we would love to hear from you! We are embarking on a multiyear journey together, to carefully restore the cemetery and to locate and facilitate visitation to the resting places of loved ones.

We are in the process of identifying and processing records from the cemetery’s past, and we welcome any information you might wish to share regarding Evergreen, those resting here, and how the cemetery has evolved over the years.

The restoration of Historic Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond’s East End is a team effort, requiring the care, creativity, and collaboration of families, scholars, professionals, and volunteers. Acquired in 2017 by the Enrichmond Foundation, Evergreen is undergoing a multiyear and multifaceted restoration project that seeks to honor those interred and to make the site and records accessible to descendant families, researchers, and the general public.

Please contact Kelly at [email protected] if you have information to share. If you're interested in volunteering, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator.


Research Tools for Evergreen Families

1.     Findagrave.com

If you are trying to locate a loved one who rests in Historic Evergreen Cemetery, findagrave.com is the first place to look.

2.     Familysearch.org

If you are looking for additional information relating to a loved one who rests in Historic Evergreen Cemetery, there are several useful websites that offer census records, birth/death certificates, and other archives that may be helpful in your research.  Familysearch.org is one such service that is available to you free of charge.

3.     Evergreen Cemetery Archives at the Library of Virginia

There are a variety of Evergreen historical records available at the Library of Virginia at 800 East Broad Street in Richmond.  Though the ledger books, interment cards, and other items relating to Evergreen are incomplete and do not fully document the workings of the cemetery from its founding in 1891 to its purchase by the Enrichmond Foundation in 2017, they nonetheless contain a wealth of valuable information.

Among the records available at the Library of Virginia are three interment ledgers collectively covering the years 1893 to 1969, interment cards for the years 1929 to 2016, and various check registers, annual care ledgers, and receipts dating to various periods of the cemetery’s history.

A copy of “A Guide to the Evergreen and Woodland Cemeteries Records, 1893–2016” is available from the Library of Virginia.

4.     Additional resources

If you require further assistance with locating a loved one at Evergreen, please contact Kelly, who is currently conducting research into gravesites at the cemetery.

Please note that our newly formed Archaeological Research Team is in the process of identifying and processing records from the cemetery’s past, and we welcome any information you might wish to share regarding Evergreen, those resting here, and how the cemetery has evolved over the years.


*This page is the future home of an Evergreen Database. As we continue to collect stories, conduct research, and expand our capacity, visitors will be able to find family information and gravesite locations on this site.